Mrs. Murphy's Musings
News from Room 22 - August 30, 2015
Fantastic First Week!
Our first week was busy and fun. I am truly enjoying your children - what a fun group! We spent last week getting to know each other a little better, learning our way around the school from the first grade perspective, and working to create our "routines".
Back To School Night
Next Week's Curriculum Focus-
Essential Question: Who are the main characters in the story, and where does the story take place? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)High Frequency words: jump, not, up
Phonemic Awareness: short a
Vocabulary Words: cheerful, genuine, interest, prefer, unique
Comprehension Skill: character and setting
Writing Trait: ideas
Writing Genre: personal narrative
Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:
jump,not, up, man, ran, plan, fan, cat, hat, mat, flat, that
We can see the cat nap.
Pam can tap the pans.
Math - counting and data
Social Studies - rules and laws in the community
*Friday Assembly - Friday, September 4 at 8:35 in the amphitheater
*Volunteer Coffee - Wednesday, September 9 at 8:45 a.m. in the Media Center
(Anyone wishing to volunteer in our class is encouraged to attend this meeting.)
*Ice Cream Social - Friday, September 11 from 5-7 p.m.
Tips for First Grade
*LABEL EVERYTHING! (Jackets, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc.)
*Send a small snack every day.
*Pick a spot to meet after school and make sure that your child and I both know where that spot is.